Oakland Recycles - Your Recycling Team

Keeping Compostables Out Of Trash Slows Climate Change

When compostable materials like food scraps, paper, and plant trimmings break down in landfills, they produce methane, a potent greenhouse gas and contributor to climate change. You help fight climate change by putting food scraps and plant debris in your compost bin or cart.

SB 1383 is a new state law that mandates that all properties must have compost and recycle collection service. In addition, compost and recycle bins must be placed next to all trash bins, including indoors, except in restrooms. Property managers are required to educate their residents annually about proper sorting and within 14 days of move in/out.

Learn more about what goes into your compost container.

Learn more about the rules and laws of mandatory recycle and compost service.